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    In a flash flood, 23 Indian Army troops went missing.

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    According to an official statement, at least 23 Indian Army personnel are missing after a cloud burst created a flash flood in northern Sikkim state.

    “A flash flood occurred in the Teesta River in Lachen Valley as a result of a sudden cloud burst over Lhonak Lake in north Sikkim.” Some army installations along the valley have been impacted, and efforts are being made to confirm specifics,” defense spokesperson Lt Col. Mahendra Rawat said early Wednesday.

    According to the statement, the release of water from the Chungthang Dam “led to a sudden increase in the water level up to 15-20 feet high downstream.”

    “As a result, Army vehicles parked in Bardang near Singtam have been affected.” “Twenty-three personnel have been reported missing, and some vehicles have been reported submerged under the slush,” according to the statement, which adds that search and rescue activities are underway.

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